Scholarships for High School Seniors

College is right around the corner. Here are scholarships open to high school seniors who are off to college in the fall.

Kittie M. Fairey Scholarship
Sponsor: The Kittie Moss Fairey Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 2, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to South Carolina residents who are high school seniors and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants’ parents must have a household adjusted gross income not exceeding $40,000 and applicant must be planning to attend college in South Carolina.

National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholars Program
Sponsor: National Space Club
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 2, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduate students, and graduate students with plans to pursue a career in the science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) fields. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Generation Google Scholarship
Sponsor: Google
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 4, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to aspiring students pursuing computer science degrees during the 2021-2022 academic year. Program is open to students who meet all the minimum qualification, but students who identify with groups that are historically excluded from the technology industry (Women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) are encouraged to apply.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: December 4, 2020
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 and 18 who have not yet entered college during the 2020-2021 academic year. This is the deadline for high school seniors only. Younger students may still apply. Deadline II is January 4, 2021, and Deadline III is March 3, 2021.

MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award
Sponsor: Michigan High School Athletic Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 4, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors attending a MHSAA member school with at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must have prior to senior year won a varsity letter in a sport in which the MHSAA sponsors a post-season tournament.

Take Care of Texas Video Contest
Sponsor: Take Care of Texas
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: December 4, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Texas high school students in grades 9 through 12. Applicant must submit a video that portrays positive ways Texas can help keep our air clean, keep our water clean, conserve water, save energy, or reduce waste.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
Sponsor: Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 5, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students in kindergarten through graduate school (ages 5-25) who have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months.

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SOY Scholarship
Sponsor: American Soybean Association
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 6, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA who are children or grandchildren of a current ASA member. Applicant must plan to declare agriculture (or a discipline in the school of Agriculture) as an area of study at an accredited college or university of their choosing.

Youth Awards
Sponsor: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 6, 2020
Description: Award is open to Latino high school seniors who excel both inside and outside the classroom, who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are Permanent residents, DACA, U.S. Citizens, or eligible non-citizens. Applicants must be from the Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern California, Phoenix, or Washington, DC areas.

Military Child of the Year Award
Sponsor: Operation Homefront
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 7, 2020
Description: Award is open to young people ages 13 to 18 who are children of someone who is/was in the military.

Pumphrey Law Scholarship
Sponsor: Pumphrey Law
Amount: Up to $750
Closing Date: December 7, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay related to DUIs in Florida or Covid-19 n the justice system in Florida.

Thanksgiving Scholarship
Sponsor: Tutoring Club
Amount: $250
Closing Date: December 7, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades and living in the following areas of Texas: Alvin ISD, Clear Creek ISD, Deer Park ISD, Dickinson ISD, Friendswood ISD, Galveston ISD, Hitchcock ISD, LaPorte ISD, Pasadena ISD, Pearland ISD, or Texas City ISD. Applicant must submit an essay on the new, creative ways they plan to celebrate the holiday.

Epsilon Beta Omega Chapter – Spartanburg SC – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | Epsilon Beta Omega Chapter – Spartanburg
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 11, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students (freshmen through seniors) who reside in South Carolina.

NJCPA Scholarship
Sponsor: New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)
Amount: $7,000
Closing Date: December 11, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors intending to major in accounting. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted for permanent residence, and a New Jersey resident attending a New Jersey public, parochial or home school high school.

Partners for Youth with Disabilities – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | Partners for Youth with Disabilities
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 11, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students (freshmen through seniors) and current college students who have participated in a any PYD program.

The Links, Incorporated – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | The Links, Incorporated
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 11, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in South Carolina with at least a 2.0 GPA. Scholarship is open to all students, but females who are African American or of African descent are encouraged to apply.

Edison Scholars Program
Sponsor: Edison International
Amount: Up to $10,000 per year, totaling $40,000 over four years
Closing Date: December 14, 2020
Description: Scholars program is open to high school seniors planning to pursue science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) at a four-year college or university on a full-time basis. Applicant must also have at least a 3.0 GPA and live in the Southern California Edison service territory.

Science Ambassador Scholarship
Sponsor: Cards Against Humanity
Amount: Full-tuition
Closing Date: December 14, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to women seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math. Applicant must be enrolled in fall of 2020. There is no citizenship requirement, but student must be or planning to attend a college in the U.S. Applicant must submit a three minute video explaining a topic in science they are passionate about.

Wellroot Family Services Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Wellroot
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: December 14, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and graduates, and current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must plan to be enrolled in higher education for the entire 2021-2022 academic year and must have at least a 2.0 GPA. There are multiple scholarships available, including scholarships open to Wellroot Family Services residents (Georgia), students interested in studying math or music, and students attending a Methodist-affiliated college.

Avacare Medical Scholarship
Sponsor: Avacare Medical
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are/will be pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Burger King Scholars Program
Sponsor: Burger King McLamore Foundation
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2020
Description: Program is open to graduating high school seniors who live in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico. Applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 and plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship program is open to low-income high school students to enroll in college courses from Nebraska college or universities, either through dual-enrollment or early enrollment agreements with the institutions. Deadline is for fall term classes.

Equitable Excellence Scholarships
Sponsor: Equitable
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2020 or until 10,000 applications are received
Description: Applicant must be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2021-2022 academic year. Applicant must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. APPLY EARLY – only the first 10,000 applications will be considered.

Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship
Sponsor: Medical Scrubs Collection
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are/will be pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Rubincam Youth Award
Sponsor: National Genealogical Society
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 15, 2020
Description: Award is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicants must submit a genealogical project.

Scarlett Family Foundation College Scholarships
Sponsor: Scarlett Family Foundation
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will or have graduated from a public, independent or homeschool association high school in 40 Middle Tennessee counties. Applicant must be pursuing a business or STEM approved degree at a four-year, non-profit college or university in the fall of 2021.

Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers
Sponsor: Raise Your Hand Texas
Amount: $8,000
Closing Date: December 18, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to prospective teachers who are currently in, or plan to enter, an eligible teacher preparation program at a Raising Texas Teachers partner school (see website for details). Each Texas school has a different deadline; December 18 is the earliest deadline for the program.

$1,000 December Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students, and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or an international student with a valid student visa. Applicant must fill out a short form.

Elder Abuse and Neglect Infographic Scholarship
Sponsor: Peck Law Group
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 29, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have been accepted to a college and well as students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to elder abuse and neglect.

Fallen Heroes Scholarship
Sponsor: The Coast Guard Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 29, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to unmarried dependent children of enlisted and commissioned men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard who lost their lives in Coast Guard land, air, or sea operations. Applicant must be a college bound high school senior entering an accredited college or technical school for fall semester or a full-time undergraduate student already enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program or technical school for the fall semester of this year.

Spotless Cleaning Chicago Scholarship
Sponsor: Spotless Cleaning Chicago
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to dynamic, passionate, hard-working students in high school, college, university, or trade school. Applicant must submit a video on why they think education is the key to a brighter future.

$500 Art Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2020
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States or International students with a valid visa who are 13 years of age or older and who are interested in attending art school, or are currently enrolled in an art school.

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